Why Christianity Must Change or Die
A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile : A New Reformation of the Church's Faith and PracticeBook - 1998
Not since Martin Luther has a leader risen from within the church to call for a more powerful reformation than that found in the pages of this book. Here John Shelby Spong integrates his compelling stands on the Bible, Jesus, sin, and morality into an intelligible creed that today's thinking Christians can embrace. While Bishop Spong has for many years called upon Christians to confront issues ranging from the role of women in the church and the unfair treatment of homosexuals to the perils of fundamentalism, this important book marks the first time he has offered a unified vision of authentic Christian belief that can live in the third millennium. Building on his bestselling books Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Living in Sin?, Bishop Spong proposes a Christianity based on a whole new way of thinking, premised upon justice and love rather than judgment and literal-minded readings of the Bible. Arguing that fundamentalism is incompatible with true Christian faith - and exploring the future of ethics, prayer, and Christianity itself - Spong's manifesto is both the summation of his life's work and a guide for every reader searching for a reasoned, just, and loving faith.
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSan Francisco, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1998
Branch Call Number: Philosophy & Religion 230 Spo